Vote: Damini Onifade
Do you think there is a place for independent media at LSE?
I do think there is. At the end of the day, the independent media does not represent the Student Union, but it does reflect the opinions and thoughts of those from the LSE. It is also a fun way to improve the LSE community through student participation, even if it is not directly through the Student Union.
However, I would be concerned if a hate campaign was started against any student or student group of the LSE because the independent media is not accountable to anyone at LSE. Nevertheless, it has existed for ages in the format of personal twitter accounts and Facebook pages such as the LSE memes page and so far the only “hate campaign” that has occurred has been against the incredibly distasteful Jason Wong, who has very few sympathisers in the university, including me.
Every year candidates promise to bring the AU and SU closer together. They rarely deliver. How do you intend to do it?
I intend to bring the AU and SU together through:
- Increasing the amount of sports days that the international officer implemented this year. i.e. having a 5-a-side football tournament among AU teams and SU societies at somewhere like Coram Fields (in Kings X) or the Powerleague on Warren Street; or having a table tennis tournament among AU teams and SU societies in the Parish Hall.
- Continuing the Dodgeball tournament
- Extending the AU Pledge to SU societies as part of the terms and conditions that need to be signed/agreed upon when students join any society or club.
Which do you prefer? The Penguin or The Beaver?
To be honest, I only recently found out about The Penguin, but I like it because it’s modern, I like the layout and I like the satirical content, so The Penguin just about edging it for that reason. BUT, I don’t strongly prefer either that much because neither has an article sufficiently reviewing the Timeless show, which I was in.